School are Closed for Summer So Here Are the Best Kids’ & Family Films on Netflix USA Right Now!

It’s the school Summer vacation and as much as we like to keep the kids away from screens there are times when you just need a bit of a break and to chill out with a great family movie. Netflix has thousands of films available on their streaming service including many family-friendly and children’s films – but how do you know which ones are worth watching? Well, we thought we would put together a list of the top 20 highest rated kids’ movies on Netflix USA (according to our unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

So, without further ado here are twenty of the best kids’ movies on Netflix USA as of today (July 29th 2021):

1) The Mitchells vs. The Machines
New on Netflix Rating: 83.75%
Year: 2021
Duration: 1hr 54m
Genre: Family Features, Children & Family Films, Comedies
A robot apocalypse put the brakes on their cross-country road trip. Now it’s up to the Mitchells — the world’s weirdest family — to save the human race.
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2) Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
New on Netflix Rating: 83.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Children & Family Films, Comedies
When Zim reappears to begin the next phase of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his nemesis Dib Membrane sets out to unmask him once and for all.
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3) Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 29m
Genre: Family Features, Children & Family Films
This collection of 12 short films from Disney includes “Frozen Fever,” the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!” and Oscar winners “Paperman” and “Feast.”
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4) Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
New on Netflix Rating: 81.5%
Year: 2021
Duration: 1hr 46m
Genre: Family Features, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films
Heroes from “Trollhunters,” “3Below” and “Wizards” join forces to fight a shadowy enemy threatening to take over their worlds — and reset Earth itself.
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5) Cemara’s Family
New on Netflix Rating: 81%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 50m
Genre: Indonesian, Family Features, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films, Dramas
After bankruptcy, Abah and Emak must adapt to a new life with their children in a remote village.
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6) Klaus
New on Netflix Rating: 81%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 38m
Genre: Family Features, Children & Family Films, Comedies
A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.
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7) Hugo
New on Netflix Rating: 80.75%
Year: 2011
Duration: 2hr 7m
Genre: Family Features, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films, Dramas
Living inside a Paris train station, an orphan eludes the rigid stationmaster, meets a legendary filmmaker and finds the key to unlocking his destiny.
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8) John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch
New on Netflix Rating: 80.67%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 10m
Genre: Variety TV, Family Features, Children & Family Films, Comedies, Spoofs & Satires
John Mulaney and his kid pals tackle existential topics for all ages with catchy songs, comedy sketches and special guests in a nostalgic variety special.
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9) My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Forgotten Friendship
New on Netflix Rating: 80.67%
Year: 2018
Duration: 44m
Genre: Kids’ Music, Children & Family Films
School yearbook editor Sunset Shimmer has suddenly been erased from the memories of her best friends and must find out how to fix this.
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10) How to Train Your Dragon 2
New on Netflix Rating: 80.5%
Year: 2014
Duration: 1hr 42m
Genre: Family Features, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films
Hiccup, Toothless and a mysterious dragon rider join forces to protect the island of Berk from a power-hungry warrior with a dragon army of his own.
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11) A Whisker Away
New on Netflix Rating: 80.33%
Year: 2020
Duration: 1hr 44m
Genre: Japanese, Family Features, Anime Dramas, Romance Anime, Anime Fantasies, Anime Feature Films, Children & Family Films, Romantic Films
A peculiar girl transforms into a cat to catch her crush’s attention. But before she realizes it, the line between human and animal starts to blur.
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12) LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE
New on Netflix Rating: 79.5%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 8m
Genre: Family Features, Children & Family Films
A trio of siblings gets trapped in a secret temple, where they must navigate a risky obstacle course to make it out. Inspired by the ’90s game show.
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13) Mirai
New on Netflix Rating: 78.5%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 38m
Genre: Japanese, Family Features, Anime Dramas, Anime Fantasies, Anime Feature Films, Action & Adventure, Children & Family Films
Unhappy after his new baby sister displaces him, four-year-old Kun begins meeting people and pets from his family’s history in their unique house.
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14) My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Best Gift Ever
New on Netflix Rating: 78.5%
Year: 2018
Duration: 44m
Genre: Kids’ Music, Children & Family Films
The ponies get in the spirit of the holidays by drawing names for a gift exchange, then race around Equestria in search of the perfect presents.
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15) A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
New on Netflix Rating: 78.25%
Year: 2020
Duration: 1hr 26m
Genre: British, Family Features, Children & Family Films, Comedies
Shaun and the flock race to help an adorable alien find her way home after her ship crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm and sparks a UFO frenzy.
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16) I Am Kalam
New on Netflix Rating: 77.67%
Year: 2010
Duration: 1hr 27m
Genre: Social Issue Dramas, Family Features, Indian, Hindi-language Films, Children & Family Films, Comedies, Dramas
An intelligent boy born into poverty befriends the son of a once noble family and is inspired by the life of India’s president to pursue an education.
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17) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
New on Netflix Rating: 77.5%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 53m
Genre: Social Issue Dramas, Family Features, Films Based on Real Life, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films, Dramas, Independent Films
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
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18) Pachamama
New on Netflix Rating: 77.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Children & Family Films
When a sacred statue is taken from his Andean village, a spirited boy who dreams of becoming a shaman goes on a brave mission to get it back.
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19) Kung Fu Panda
New on Netflix Rating: 77.25%
Year: 2008
Duration: 1hr 34m
Genre: Martial Arts Films, Family Features, Children & Family Films, Comedies
When a powerful villain comes after peace in his valley, a lazy panda rises to the challenge to realize his destiny and become a kung fu warrior.
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20) Skater Girl
New on Netflix Rating: 77%
Year: 2021
Duration: 1hr 49m
Genre: Social Issue Dramas, Family Features, Indian, Children & Family Films, Dramas, Sports Films, Sports Dramas
When a teen in rural India discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding, she faces a rough road as she follows her dream to compete.
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And the runners up…: The Muppets (2011)Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (2019)Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell (2016)Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (2021)Rango (2011)Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)ParaNorman (2012)Enola Holmes (2020)Chillar Party (2011)Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)

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